Post # 1
I have been a long time lurker, but finally made an account 🙂 I am getting married in Little Cayman Island on Owen Island this upcoming March and I have spent way more time than I would like to admit researching shoe options for the ceremony. We are taking a pontoon boat out to the island for our very small (11 daults, two children) ceremony and then coming back to the beach at the resort for a dinner on the beach.
Anyway, I initially wanted to go barefoot, but feel it might be too informal and as I am not extremely tall at 5’4″ and, like most gals, feel better with a little more height, am torn on what to do for my wedding day. The options I have narrowed it down to are: 1) Barefoot; 2) Wedges; 3) Flats.
Since most people I have seen in a similar situation had long dresses (not short) that covered their feet, seems that my predicament is a little different. Let me also add that I am a Florida native and have been to the beach more times than I can count, so I am very used to walking on the beach either with or without shoes, but never heels 🙂
Also, I really, really do not like barefoot jewelry, so that is not an option I am considering.
If anyone could share a thought or opinion, I would sincerely appreciate it!!!
Here are a couple photos of my dress:
This topic was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by genogirl.
Post # 2
What about a compromise with some foot jewelry? Shoes and sand never work well for me. What about something like this?
Post # 3
What about flat sandals? Something like these:
This Summer’s Jazziest Jeweled Sandals
Post # 4
I would choose a wedge in a hit of whatever color you love or are using for your wedding. Wedges will give you much better posture for your pics than flats.
Mystique makes beautiful wedges not just flat sandals
or something like this from Nordstrom Rack
Post # 5
When it comes to sand, I prefer going barefoot. It feels good on the toes!
Post # 6
If it were me, I would definitely choose barefoot – but I hate walking on sand in shoes. If you don’t care, you could try some wedges. Maybe practice walking on the beach in them to see if you’re comfortable?
Post # 7
Thank you ladies so much for the input! Unfortunately, I am not a fan of the barefoot jewlery or this would be an easy choice
I am just concerned about spending the time to get my hair and makeup done, have a dress made, etc., and then look tacky being barefoot, especially in a short dress. I can’t find many photos online of barefoot brides with short dresses.
Maybe I should stick with my gut and go barefoot, but have some shoes for photos.<br />What do you think?
Post # 8
Barefoot on the beach and shoes for photos might be a good comprimise!
This is coming from someone who finds it difficult to even walk on sand, lol. I can just imagine myself trying to hobble along in wedges.
I know you’re not a fan of the foot jewelry, but what about an anklet or something to jazz up your bare foot?
Post # 9
Aww I don’t think that would look tacky! Especially because it makes sense in the setting where you’re getting married.
Post # 10
I should probably have added that I am quite skilled at walking on the beach as a Florida girl. However, I have never done so in anything but sneakers, flip flops, and usually go barefoot!
I am definitely going to look into some other foot jewely options. I just have a strong opposition to the foot jewelry/sandals for some reason!
Post # 11
genogirl: We got married on the beach in mexico and I wore wedges. I really loved them, and since I am the same height as you I still got to feel a little taller than usual (and more on my Dh’s level for that first kiss!). I just got low wedges, not sure the total height, but I know it was under 3″ total. Super easy to walk in the sand with, and I felt way more put together & elegant with them on… I took them off at the end of our photos before dinner just because my photog wanted me to climb up on this boat & it was looking a lil hairy, but put them back on right away. I chose the ankle strap wedges because I didn’t want the flip flop /flopping action going on when you walk…
I’m not a fan of the foot jewelry or anklets either- I’ve only ever seen them during spring breaks in florida they just seem too party/casual to me…
Post # 12
genogirl: I’m a beach wedding photographer – almost every wedding I shoot is on the beach. 100% of my beach brides go barefoot. Some continue barefoot through their reception but many have shoes they put on for the reception. I personally would suggest no shoes for the wedding. Shoes in the sand looks silly, is not comfortable to walk/stand in…..and it’s the beach!!
Post # 13
- Wedding: April 2015 - Miami, Fl
genogirl: Personally, I’d go for wedges. I’m a Florida girl too and my fiance is 6’4 and I’m 5’2 so i wear heels/wedges EVERYWHERE, including the beach!
BeckyS0: You looked stunning! I love the purple crinoline that matched your shoes!!!
Post # 14
I think I decided to go with my initial gut and go barefoot 🙂
Going to touch-base with the photographer to see about shoes for photos, but it just makes the most sense! Thanks y’all so much for the input. I truly appreciate it!